Galveston City Council today interviewed seven candidates for five (Correct) positions on the Galveston Park Board of Trustees, including former park board assistant director Renée Adame, hotelier Buzz Elton, Strand merchant Joyce McClean, architect Mardi Mitchell, restaurant manager Gary Barnes, Galveston Historical Foundation Director of Marketing and Public Relations Will Wright, hotelier Steve Kalbaugh and interim Park Board Chair Craig Brown, who is seeking reappointment to the park board. Listen: MP3 RealPlayer
The city council is expected to make its choice at this afternoon’s regular meeting, which begins at 4 p.m.
The city council also will consider action authorizing the city manager to proceed with the potential sale of the Shearn Moody parking garage to Mitchell Historic Properties in conjunction with the construction of the Downtown Transportation Terminal at 25th and The Strand by Mitchell.
Transportation consultant Barry Goodman reviewed the project with the city council in workshop this afternoon. Listen: MP3 RealPlayer
Goodman said that revised architectural plans for the façade of the terminal will be presented to the Galveston Historic Landmark Commission next Monday.
The city council also discussed a proposal by George Mitchell to purchase Piers 19-22 at the Port of Galveston. City Attorney Susie Green explained that an election would be necessary to authorize the sale of the property and then the sale would be subject to competitive bid. Mitchell Historic Properties currently leases that area from the port.